Modern Slavery Act 2015 ("Act")

Performing Right Society Limited (“PRS”) and PRS for Music Limited (“PRSfM”) (together, “PRS for Music”) have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to having effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of slavery or human trafficking taking place within our business or our supply chains.

Our organisation

PRS for Music licenses, collects and otherwise administers the performing rights in the musical works of the writer and publisher members of PRS.

PRS is company limited by guarantee, owned by its writer and publisher members. PRS has a wholly-owned subsidiary, PRSfM, which in turn owns various joint ventures, including International Copyright Enterprise Service Limited, ICE International Copyright Enterprise Germany GmbH, ICE Operations AB and PPL PRS Limited (together “Group”). PRS for Music is committed to ensuring that no form of slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of the Group.

Our policies

PRS for Music operates a number of policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  1. PRS for Music’s Values
  2. PRS for Music Code of Conduct
  3. PRS for Music Bribery and Corruption Policy
  4. PRS for Music Whistleblowing Policy
  5. PRS for Music Grievance Policy
  6. Zero tolerance of abuse, assault or other threatening behaviour

Our processes

PRS for Music has dedicated compliance teams, which are focused on ensuring compliance with the Act.

PRS for Music has taken various steps to raise staff awareness and implement training about compliance with the Act. These inc lude:

  1. Providing updates to key personnel in the organisation
  2. Providing training to supplier-facing personnel in the organisation
  3. Making available updates and training materials to the wider organisation

PRS for Music has requested information from its suppliers about the policies and processes they have in place to comply with the Act. PRS for Music has incorporated this request for information into its procurement processes to ensure that slavery and human tracking is not taking place in any part of its supply chain, to assess the level of any risk and to put in place any steps to manage such risk.

Approval for this statement

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Act and constitutes PRS and PRSfM’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2018. PRS and PRSfM are currently and actively compliant with the Act.

Name: Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive


Robert Ashcroft's signature

Date: 20 March 2019
PRS for Music Limited

Date: 3 April 2019
Performing Right Society Limited